The 2019 Mini Cooper
Looking for a more practical and stylish commuter? You can't go wrong with the 2019 MINI Cooper. Because many automobiles these days are like miniature gas-guzzling tanks, the MINI Cooper is always a welcome subcompact option thanks to its sophisticated styling, compact design and terrific performance. Providing excellent acceleration and nimble handling, the new MINI Cooper is pure joy behind the wheel. Best of all, the 2019 MINI Cooper is surprisingly affordable, depending on the trim you choose and what features you're looking for. But even with the base Cooper, you'll get plenty of standard features to whet your appetite and a potent engine that outperforms much of the competition. If you are interested in the 2019 MINI Cooper but aren't sure if it's the right vehicle for you, read on to learn more.
While it's true that some subcompacts can be rather underwhelming when it comes to performance, you won't find that to be the case with the 2019 MINI Cooper or any of its available trims. Even with the base 134-horsepower, 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine, you get strong acceleration on the highway along with athletic handling on the streets. The Cooper S and John Cooper Works both offer a stronger turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that provides 189 horsepower and 228 horsepower, respectively, which will give you a little more excitement in your daily commute. However, if you want the more economical option, the base engine offers a superior fuel economy at 28 mpg in the city and 38 mpg on the highway. Standard with all Cooper models is a six-speed manual transmission but a six-speed automatic is also offered.
Whether you choose the two-door MINI hardtop or the convertible, there's a little something for everyone in terms of features. Both vehicles seat up to four passengers, but if you need an extra seat, the MINI Cooper 4 Door Hardtop is your best option. The standard leatherette seats are plenty comfortable for all passengers but if you prefer real leather and heated seats, those are available as well. Drivers will also be happy to learn that the new 2019 MINI Cooper affords a great amount of cargo space for its size, with up to 34 cubic feet available in two-door models and 40 cubic feet in four-door models with the rear seats folded down.
Standard tech features with all MINI Cooper models include a six-speaker audio system, a 6.5-inch display, Bluetooth, a USB port and of course, a rearview camera. It's also worth noting that the MINI Cooper's infotainment system has been adapted from the BMW version, making it generally user-friendly. In addition, there are rear parking sensors included but you can also add features like front parking sensors, parallel park assist, and adaptive cruise control. If you want more luxurious features, options include an 8.8-inch touchscreen, navigation, a 12-speaker premium audio system, a panoramic sunroof and dual-zone climate control, among others. New options for 2019 include Apple CarPlay and wireless phone charging.
If you are looking to buy a MINI Cooper in 2019, prices start at just $21,900 for the two-door MINI Hardtop Classic. But if you have a little more to spend on yourself, the Cooper S starts at $25,900 and the John Cooper Works starts at $31,900. Signature trims with standard luxury features like a sunroof and dual-zone climate control are available starting at $24,900. The Iconic top-of-the-line trims range from $29,900 to $44,900. If you are looking to buy soon, you'll also have a chance to take advantage of some excellent limited time offers including 3.49% APR financing for 72 months on all trims as well as up to $1,000 in cashback. Check out the 2019 MINI Cooper at your local MINI dealership to learn about other offers that may be available in your area.